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Question: Prolonged service code 99358 (Prolonged evaluation and management service before and/or after direct patient care; first hour) is now bundled into all the nursing facility codes (99304-993... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
As a new flu vaccine debuts in 2017, the vaccine’s billing rules hold cross-specialty appeal because primary care providers are not the only ones to report flu claims. ... More
Question: Prolonged service code 99358 (Prolonged evaluation and management service before and/or after direct patient care; first hour) is now bundled into all the nursing facility codes (99304-993... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
As a new flu vaccine debuts in 2017, the vaccine’s billing rules hold cross-specialty appeal because primary care providers are not the only ones to report flu claims. ... More
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This sample template for immediate post-op notes is courtesy of Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Pikeville leadership requires physicians to complete this form before the patient goes to the next level of care unless accompanied by the practitioner who did the procedure. Full post-operative reports should be completed according to hospital policy.
Click the "Download file" link to access an annual wellness visit (AWV) form updated for 2016 with new screenings.

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